Nothing big has been going on in my sewing room – though I have plenty of motivation to hang out down there since the downstairs is much cooler than the upstairs (which is much cooler than the outside – currently at 93 degrees and climbing).
First, to show off this incredible mini I receive from Milliemorgan, my MiniQT swap with the “A True Mini” theme. This qualifies, don’t you think?
How lucky am I? The detail on this is just amazing, and it is only 8 1/2" by 11 1/2". And I’ve always wanted a Storm at Sea quilt, so how fortuitous is that?
I’m in the Pretty Little Pouch Swap over on Flickr. My swappee said her favorite fabric designer is Fig Tree so I found a little charm pack over at my local quilt shop (called the Fig Leaf) and had more fun running charms through the Go! using the equilateral triangles die (blog showing how here). I’m hoping she’ll like it:
I have to admit: I like it enough that I think I’m going to make up another one for myself. It is coming onto school time again and perhaps I can make something up that would be big enough to slide papers in?
I played around with making a Dilly Bag, and cleverly managed, even though I was trying to pay attention, to orient the zipper wrong. Still, a cute pattern from Keyka Lou.
And now, since I was foolish enough to gain back too much of that weight I lost a year and a half ago and I am once again on a diet, and a nutritionist has told me to switch to non-fat plain Greek yogurt which I add a little honey and fruit to, I am off to readjust my taste buds – which still, stubbornly yet truthfully, believe that a chocolate bar would make me much happier – though clearly not any thinner. ( Bummer about that).
Thank God fat quarters aren’t fattening.